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Lisbon Events Calendar

Logistics for planning things to do for an excellent day (or week, or month) in and around Lisbon, in English. ATTENTION: Most of the top museums in Lisbon have closed due to the attempt to contain the Coronavirus. There will likely be last-minute cancellations on events until mid-May and possibly beyond, so for now, it’s best to call and check if the event you fancy is still going on just in case.
Jul
5
Sun
2020
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
Jul 5 all-day
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)

Music is life.
Everybody knows that.
But whenever the proverbial sh.t hits the proverbial fan, it seems that toilet paper becomes life. So musicians get hit pretty hard. And the fans get hit too…

If you are a fan of music and have enough toilet paper, “online music magazine curated by musicholics” Where The Music Meets has a nifty alternative for going to a live gig. They call it At Your Home, and here’s what they say:

“Due to this situation, many musicians and music promoters are struggling to make their living. The amount of canceled shows and festivals drains life from the music industry but also from live music consumers.

Where the Music Meets launches At Your Home platform in an attempt to give some love back to the musicians and at the same time helping to fight the cause. Every day we will broadcast live music shows recorded directly from musicians houses. No matter the technology. No matter the production. No matter the genre. No matter the projection of each act. We are all in this together.

Donations will be accepted during the shows and directed to the artists themselves. Also, a portion of those donations will be given to Project Open Air, to help in the matter of working on medical devices battling the COVID-19 virus (such as open-source ventilators), in orfer to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide.

Shows will happen every day until we get out of this situation.”

FREE.

Line-up and more info here.

to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Jul 5 all-day
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Gulbenkian Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gublenkian Museum is a Lisbon staple that, like most Lisbon staples of the museum variety, has been hit quite hard by the global pandemic. And yet, it has some good news.
We’ll let them do the talking:
“In a year in which the Gulbenkian Garden is, more than ever, a place of freedom, and in a time marked by challenges to artistic enjoyment, the Summer Garden presents a transdisciplinary and truly eclectic program, in charge of the ZDB (Gallery Zé dos Bois).

Designed to “safeguard an inclusive space, maintaining a particular attention to individual enjoyment”, the program starts from the qualities of the Garden to explore various paths that go through installation, performance, and music.

For the next three weekends, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has free admission.”

More info and full program here.

FREE ENTRY.

to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won’t Move | Intendente | FREE
Jul 5 all-day
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE @ VERÃO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gabriel Barbi is a Brazilian painter who has lived in Lisbon for the last 13 years. The VERÃO gallery is proud to present his newest show, Sun that won’t move, all summer long. The opening on Sunday, June 21, from 16h to 20h30. The show is up until September 12th and can be seen via appointment through [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.
(mandatory use of mask).

to July 5 | ART EXHIBIT | Afonso Matias: Kindergarten | Xabregas | FREE
Jul 5 @ 14:00 – 21:00
to July 5 | ART EXHIBIT | Afonso Matias: Kindergarten | Xabregas | FREE @ Arroz Estudios | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Art shows are slowly coming back to Lisbon, and one such art show is being hosted by Arroz Éstudios starting this Saturday. It’s by local Afonoso Matias, and it’s called KINDERGARTEN. Afonso has recently been using iron plate as a medium, and here’s Afonso’s very detailed account of the fun to be had at KINDERGARTEN:

“-Visually, the interest is in exploring vibrant chromatic tonalities arising from a clear existence of possible games between the light and the shadows emitted by certain elements. Thus, the compositional dimension takes on a structuring and cross-sectional feature in all of the pieces.
-Procedurally, it is important to mention that the use of a digital pen in Photoshop has enabled the possibility of exploring the notion of image construction from layers.

– Technically, the grinder has acquired key importance in the constructive process, despite the prevailing importance of the brush and acrylic paint.

– Conceptually, the boundaries between what is real and what is abstract are frequently explored, existing an open tension between real references (of photographic origin) and the works produced manually.

– On a thematic level, the focus is mainly on playgrounds, due to their urban design structures, where the compositions and tensions among the lines intrigue me. Another major source of inspiration lies in a recent experience with the various abandoned materials found in municipal yards, junkyards or recycling centers.”

*Arroz Éstudios is still aware of the rona, and so it will be following all necessary guidelines, and will have limited capacity.

FREE TICKETS HERE.

to Aug 8 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Sound Studies: The Final Report | São Bento | FREE
Jul 5 @ 16:00 – 20:00
to Aug 8 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Sound Studies: The Final Report | São Bento | FREE @ Zaratan | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

‘Sound Studies: The Final Report’ is a two-month, two-part multimedia show that brings together 15 art students and is described by its organizers as a “bipartite multimedia event in the context of the fifth edition of the Post-Graduation in Sound Art at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon.” The organizers add that it “intends to publicly expose various artistic explorations that use sound as material to be problematized, debating on its physical, material, conceptual, and ontological properties – interconnecting it with multiple dimensions, some artistic, others cultural, social, and political.”
Sounds pretty sound to us.

It’s hosted by the Zaratan art gallery.

PART 1:
Hugo Januário, Rafael Ayres, Adriana João, Luísa dos Anjos, Vicente Mateus, Beatriz Chagas, Mariana Barros
DATES: 11.06 – 05.07.
OPENING: June 11 at 19:00.
GUIDED TOUR: June 20 at 18:00.

PART 2:
Fallon Mayanja, Diogo Melo, Afonso de Matos Bertrand, Francisca Aires Mateus, Violeta Azevedo, Inês Cabral, Chiara Mirta Buono, Francisco Couto
OPEN: 09.07 – 08.08
OPENING: July 9 at 19:00
GUIDED TOUR: July 18 at 18:00.

HOURS: Thursday-Sunday, 16:00-20:00.

FREE ENTRY*.

* In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of a sanitary mask is mandatory to visit the exhibition, and entry is subject to maximum capacity, in compliance with hygiene and safety rules.

Jul
6
Mon
2020
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
Jul 6 all-day
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)

Music is life.
Everybody knows that.
But whenever the proverbial sh.t hits the proverbial fan, it seems that toilet paper becomes life. So musicians get hit pretty hard. And the fans get hit too…

If you are a fan of music and have enough toilet paper, “online music magazine curated by musicholics” Where The Music Meets has a nifty alternative for going to a live gig. They call it At Your Home, and here’s what they say:

“Due to this situation, many musicians and music promoters are struggling to make their living. The amount of canceled shows and festivals drains life from the music industry but also from live music consumers.

Where the Music Meets launches At Your Home platform in an attempt to give some love back to the musicians and at the same time helping to fight the cause. Every day we will broadcast live music shows recorded directly from musicians houses. No matter the technology. No matter the production. No matter the genre. No matter the projection of each act. We are all in this together.

Donations will be accepted during the shows and directed to the artists themselves. Also, a portion of those donations will be given to Project Open Air, to help in the matter of working on medical devices battling the COVID-19 virus (such as open-source ventilators), in orfer to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide.

Shows will happen every day until we get out of this situation.”

FREE.

Line-up and more info here.

to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won’t Move | Intendente | FREE
Jul 6 all-day
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE @ VERÃO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gabriel Barbi is a Brazilian painter who has lived in Lisbon for the last 13 years. The VERÃO gallery is proud to present his newest show, Sun that won’t move, all summer long. The opening on Sunday, June 21, from 16h to 20h30. The show is up until September 12th and can be seen via appointment through [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.
(mandatory use of mask).

to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE
Jul 6 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE @ Arte Periférica | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It seems that art has been on the periphery in recent months and that we have all been surviving on some surreal, pandemic-ridden island… Well, that’s about to change.
The Arte Periférica reopens its doors on May 18 — which is coincidentally International Museum Day 2020 and marks the gallery’s 29th anniversary. For this special day the gallery will hold the inauguration of “Como sobreviver a uma ilha” (“How to survive an island”) by artist Paulo Damião.
Here’s how Paulo describes it:
“This exhibition comes as a result of a trip I made to an island: Ireland. It is also, of course, the reflection of the effect that this physical, emotional, and spiritual journey had on me. This, perhaps, may have been provided because it already belongs to another island; the abstract idea of ​​having lived there in times, even though it never happened, in a kind of catharsis, an ancestral feeling of belonging.
This trip alerted me to more questions than answers. We are all islands and within them the fragility of almost always being their only islander. I recognized faces and landscapes; I saw acquaintances/strangers, smells, houses, the comfort kitchen. I relived the poetics of belonging to a place.
Living on an island is, at the same time, resisting or letting yourself be seduced by its horizon and having the idea of ​​escape and refuge in the same proportions, involved in the same desire. An islander is a survivor of himself, every day.
An island is like a mother, sometimes with a thousand arms to the heart, sometimes with a thousand arrows until it hardens or hurts.”

Inauguration on May 18 at 18h.
The show is open until July 8th, every day, from 10h to 19h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 6 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
7
Tue
2020
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
Jul 7 all-day
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)

Music is life.
Everybody knows that.
But whenever the proverbial sh.t hits the proverbial fan, it seems that toilet paper becomes life. So musicians get hit pretty hard. And the fans get hit too…

If you are a fan of music and have enough toilet paper, “online music magazine curated by musicholics” Where The Music Meets has a nifty alternative for going to a live gig. They call it At Your Home, and here’s what they say:

“Due to this situation, many musicians and music promoters are struggling to make their living. The amount of canceled shows and festivals drains life from the music industry but also from live music consumers.

Where the Music Meets launches At Your Home platform in an attempt to give some love back to the musicians and at the same time helping to fight the cause. Every day we will broadcast live music shows recorded directly from musicians houses. No matter the technology. No matter the production. No matter the genre. No matter the projection of each act. We are all in this together.

Donations will be accepted during the shows and directed to the artists themselves. Also, a portion of those donations will be given to Project Open Air, to help in the matter of working on medical devices battling the COVID-19 virus (such as open-source ventilators), in orfer to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide.

Shows will happen every day until we get out of this situation.”

FREE.

Line-up and more info here.

to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won’t Move | Intendente | FREE
Jul 7 all-day
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE @ VERÃO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gabriel Barbi is a Brazilian painter who has lived in Lisbon for the last 13 years. The VERÃO gallery is proud to present his newest show, Sun that won’t move, all summer long. The opening on Sunday, June 21, from 16h to 20h30. The show is up until September 12th and can be seen via appointment through [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.
(mandatory use of mask).

MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 7 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE
Jul 7 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE @ Arte Periférica | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It seems that art has been on the periphery in recent months and that we have all been surviving on some surreal, pandemic-ridden island… Well, that’s about to change.
The Arte Periférica reopens its doors on May 18 — which is coincidentally International Museum Day 2020 and marks the gallery’s 29th anniversary. For this special day the gallery will hold the inauguration of “Como sobreviver a uma ilha” (“How to survive an island”) by artist Paulo Damião.
Here’s how Paulo describes it:
“This exhibition comes as a result of a trip I made to an island: Ireland. It is also, of course, the reflection of the effect that this physical, emotional, and spiritual journey had on me. This, perhaps, may have been provided because it already belongs to another island; the abstract idea of ​​having lived there in times, even though it never happened, in a kind of catharsis, an ancestral feeling of belonging.
This trip alerted me to more questions than answers. We are all islands and within them the fragility of almost always being their only islander. I recognized faces and landscapes; I saw acquaintances/strangers, smells, houses, the comfort kitchen. I relived the poetics of belonging to a place.
Living on an island is, at the same time, resisting or letting yourself be seduced by its horizon and having the idea of ​​escape and refuge in the same proportions, involved in the same desire. An islander is a survivor of himself, every day.
An island is like a mother, sometimes with a thousand arms to the heart, sometimes with a thousand arrows until it hardens or hurts.”

Inauguration on May 18 at 18h.
The show is open until July 8th, every day, from 10h to 19h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 7 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 7 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

to July 31 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | Leap of Faith | Estrela | FREE
Jul 7 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to July 31 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | Leap of Faith | Estrela | FREE @ NO·NO contemporary art gallery | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Coronavirus has not been good to the world at large, and that especially includes the art world. That’s just the sad truth. But, as Nietzsche once pointed out, we have art in order to not die of the truth. And while full-blown art exhibits are still a major no-no here in Lisbon because people might actually die of art, certain survivor locals of the artistic variety, in a leap of faith, are starting to emerge from the wreckage.

Here’s what new gallery space NO-NO (formerly ACERVO), organizers of Leap of Faith, tell us:
“This past February 14th was the last day of activity of ACERVO in its original facilities. It is with great pleasure that we announce a new date for the opening of NO·NO in our new space at Rua de Santo António à Estrela 39A.
We will launch this new cycle with the group show LEAP OF FAITH (curated by Miguel Mesquita), with works by Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Ana Rebordão, Carlos Arteiro, Carlos Mensil, Catarina Real, Diogo Bolota, Filipe Cortez, Gema Rupérez, Januário Jano, Magda Delgado, Mariana Caló + Francisco Queimadela, Pedro Pascoinho, and Pablo Barreiro.

Last-minute details for the opening will be on our new website, which we will also launch on the 25th.

*In accordance with the recommendations of the DGS (General Health Direction) for the gradual resumption of activity in cultural spaces, the gallery has defined an internal manual of procedures and a small set of safety rules that we ask you to observe for the good of all:
· mandatory use of face mask inside the gallery;
· hand disinfection at the entrance with disinfectant gel provided by the gallery;
· for security reasons it will not be possible to use the gallery’s bathroom ;
· the number of people inside the gallery will be limited to 4, gallery staff included.

**In order to ensure this last point while avoiding uncomfortable situations in which we cannot receive someone, visits to the gallery will depend on prior booking. Until the current state of exception is lifted, the gallery will operate at the following work hours :
May 25 : 11 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 7 pm
(by appointment by mail to [email protected] until May 24)
May 26 – July 31: Tue – Fri : 2 – 7 pm / Sat : 2 – 5 pm
(also by appointment. however, all you need is to contact us by phone up to 30 minutes in advance: +351 91 363 90 28)

It will not be the opening we had prepared, but it will not be less special. We look most forward to having you over!”

FREE ENTRY.

to July 31st | GUIDED MUSEUM VISITS | Terapêuticas Bordalianas | Campo Grande | FREE
Jul 7 @ 15:00 – 15:30
to July 31st | GUIDED MUSEUM VISITS | Terapêuticas Bordalianas | Campo Grande | FREE @ Museu Bordalo Pinheiro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro is a household name in Portugal. He was a man of many talents and, even though he died 115 years ago, his work and influence on the country remain ever-present. One example of said influence is Zé Povinho, the vaguely familiar fat little dude on the left.

This summer, the museum bearing Bordalo’s name wants to help you fight those pandemic blues, free of charge, with what they’re calling Terapêuticas Bordalianas.

Here’s what they say:
“The Therapeutic Bordalianas are free half-hour-long visits to the Museum Bordalo Pinheiro designed to introduce visitors to the Bordaliano world.
We choose one piece or theme per day, between Tuesday and Friday, always at 15h, and then we invite the visitor to explore the Museum freely.

Themes and pieces:
Tuesdays – Arab perfumer and the tile
Wednesdays – Manueline carving and popular culture
Thursdays – Mesa-Posta plate and naturalism
Fridays – Zé Povinho: identity and politics

But attention!
It can manifest the following side effects: irony, sense of humor, sarcasm, freedom of thought, social and political criticism.
If symptoms persist, contact us, we have more activities for you!”

FREE with prior registration.

Registration (and more info) via [email protected].

*Limited to five people per tour.

Jul
8
Wed
2020
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
Jul 8 all-day
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)

Music is life.
Everybody knows that.
But whenever the proverbial sh.t hits the proverbial fan, it seems that toilet paper becomes life. So musicians get hit pretty hard. And the fans get hit too…

If you are a fan of music and have enough toilet paper, “online music magazine curated by musicholics” Where The Music Meets has a nifty alternative for going to a live gig. They call it At Your Home, and here’s what they say:

“Due to this situation, many musicians and music promoters are struggling to make their living. The amount of canceled shows and festivals drains life from the music industry but also from live music consumers.

Where the Music Meets launches At Your Home platform in an attempt to give some love back to the musicians and at the same time helping to fight the cause. Every day we will broadcast live music shows recorded directly from musicians houses. No matter the technology. No matter the production. No matter the genre. No matter the projection of each act. We are all in this together.

Donations will be accepted during the shows and directed to the artists themselves. Also, a portion of those donations will be given to Project Open Air, to help in the matter of working on medical devices battling the COVID-19 virus (such as open-source ventilators), in orfer to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide.

Shows will happen every day until we get out of this situation.”

FREE.

Line-up and more info here.

to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€
Jul 8 all-day
to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€ @ PASSEIO MARÍTIMO DE ALGÉS | Lisboa | Portugal

Billie Eilish.
Kendrick Lamar.
Faith No More.
Taylor Swift.
The Strokes.
(that already is the definition of an eclectic line-up…).
Also, The Lumineers.
alt-J.
Two Door Cinema Club.
Cage the Elephant.
Jorja Smith.
Caribou.
And many more…

Provided you and most of the people above are alive and well after this whole pandemic thing, NOS Alive hits Lisbon this summer for its 13th edition.
Basically, expect four days of crazy anti-social-distancing fun.

69€ gets you a day-pass, whereas 189€ gets you access to all four days.

Learn all the deets and get your tix here.

Here’s what last year looked like.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fuS2g22dSM[/embed]

to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won’t Move | Intendente | FREE
Jul 8 all-day
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE @ VERÃO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gabriel Barbi is a Brazilian painter who has lived in Lisbon for the last 13 years. The VERÃO gallery is proud to present his newest show, Sun that won’t move, all summer long. The opening on Sunday, June 21, from 16h to 20h30. The show is up until September 12th and can be seen via appointment through [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.
(mandatory use of mask).

MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 8 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to Jan 3 | INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBIT | Meet Vincent Van Gogh | Belém | 9-15€
Jul 8 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jan 3 | INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBIT | Meet Vincent Van Gogh | Belém | 9-15€ @ Terrreiro das Missas | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

If you’ve been around Lisbon this year, you may have seen those big yellow triangular things with Vincent Van Gogh’s face on them all over town. If you ventured outside during the lockdown, you may even have seen one or two of these being used as unofficial housing for the homeless, which Vincent would have likely liked. Those things are advertisements for Meet Vincent Van Gogh, and the show seems to have survived the ‘rona.
Here’s what the organizers say:
“The world-famous Van Gogh Museum invites you to step into Vincent van Gogh’s world and get closer to the brilliant artist than ever before. From the Netherlands to Paris, let Vincent guide you on a magical and multisensory journey through the most important moments of his extraordinary life. Immerse yourself in the Van Gogh Museum’s official experience, on display for a limited time only in the cultural heart of Lisbon.

*Tickets that were purchased for the dates between March 13 and May 31 are still valid until November 30, without the need to previously exchange them.”

Tickets and more info here.

ENTRY: 9-15€ (with discounted packages available).

Here’s a glimpse.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJMCwmjQgG0&feature=emb_logo[/embed]

to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE
Jul 8 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE @ Arte Periférica | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It seems that art has been on the periphery in recent months and that we have all been surviving on some surreal, pandemic-ridden island… Well, that’s about to change.
The Arte Periférica reopens its doors on May 18 — which is coincidentally International Museum Day 2020 and marks the gallery’s 29th anniversary. For this special day the gallery will hold the inauguration of “Como sobreviver a uma ilha” (“How to survive an island”) by artist Paulo Damião.
Here’s how Paulo describes it:
“This exhibition comes as a result of a trip I made to an island: Ireland. It is also, of course, the reflection of the effect that this physical, emotional, and spiritual journey had on me. This, perhaps, may have been provided because it already belongs to another island; the abstract idea of ​​having lived there in times, even though it never happened, in a kind of catharsis, an ancestral feeling of belonging.
This trip alerted me to more questions than answers. We are all islands and within them the fragility of almost always being their only islander. I recognized faces and landscapes; I saw acquaintances/strangers, smells, houses, the comfort kitchen. I relived the poetics of belonging to a place.
Living on an island is, at the same time, resisting or letting yourself be seduced by its horizon and having the idea of ​​escape and refuge in the same proportions, involved in the same desire. An islander is a survivor of himself, every day.
An island is like a mother, sometimes with a thousand arms to the heart, sometimes with a thousand arrows until it hardens or hurts.”

Inauguration on May 18 at 18h.
The show is open until July 8th, every day, from 10h to 19h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 8 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 8 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

to July 31 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | Leap of Faith | Estrela | FREE
Jul 8 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to July 31 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | Leap of Faith | Estrela | FREE @ NO·NO contemporary art gallery | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Coronavirus has not been good to the world at large, and that especially includes the art world. That’s just the sad truth. But, as Nietzsche once pointed out, we have art in order to not die of the truth. And while full-blown art exhibits are still a major no-no here in Lisbon because people might actually die of art, certain survivor locals of the artistic variety, in a leap of faith, are starting to emerge from the wreckage.

Here’s what new gallery space NO-NO (formerly ACERVO), organizers of Leap of Faith, tell us:
“This past February 14th was the last day of activity of ACERVO in its original facilities. It is with great pleasure that we announce a new date for the opening of NO·NO in our new space at Rua de Santo António à Estrela 39A.
We will launch this new cycle with the group show LEAP OF FAITH (curated by Miguel Mesquita), with works by Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Ana Rebordão, Carlos Arteiro, Carlos Mensil, Catarina Real, Diogo Bolota, Filipe Cortez, Gema Rupérez, Januário Jano, Magda Delgado, Mariana Caló + Francisco Queimadela, Pedro Pascoinho, and Pablo Barreiro.

Last-minute details for the opening will be on our new website, which we will also launch on the 25th.

*In accordance with the recommendations of the DGS (General Health Direction) for the gradual resumption of activity in cultural spaces, the gallery has defined an internal manual of procedures and a small set of safety rules that we ask you to observe for the good of all:
· mandatory use of face mask inside the gallery;
· hand disinfection at the entrance with disinfectant gel provided by the gallery;
· for security reasons it will not be possible to use the gallery’s bathroom ;
· the number of people inside the gallery will be limited to 4, gallery staff included.

**In order to ensure this last point while avoiding uncomfortable situations in which we cannot receive someone, visits to the gallery will depend on prior booking. Until the current state of exception is lifted, the gallery will operate at the following work hours :
May 25 : 11 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 7 pm
(by appointment by mail to [email protected] until May 24)
May 26 – July 31: Tue – Fri : 2 – 7 pm / Sat : 2 – 5 pm
(also by appointment. however, all you need is to contact us by phone up to 30 minutes in advance: +351 91 363 90 28)

It will not be the opening we had prepared, but it will not be less special. We look most forward to having you over!”

FREE ENTRY.

to Aug 29 | ART EXHIBIT | Parágrafo by Marco Franco | Bairro Alto | FREE
Jul 8 @ 15:00 – 19:00
to Aug 29 | ART EXHIBIT | Parágrafo by Marco Franco | Bairro Alto | FREE @ Galeria Zé dos Bois | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Marco Franco was born in Lisbon in 1972. He started his musical career in 1986, dabbling in rock, jazz, and percussion. In 2006 he formed the band Mikado Lab, with whom he released two albums. He’s also dabbled in dance, theater, cinema, and visual art. He is well known in Portugal. And he really likes his hat.

For the last five years, Marco has been transferring music back to paper, the result of which is roughly 100 enigmatic works on paper. This summer, corona-surviving art gallery ZDB presents said works in Parágrafo (“Paragraph”), Marco’s first solo art exhibit.

Here’s how ZDB describes it:
“Best known for his vast musical career… Marco Franco has been revealing another side of his artistic production, which crystallizes in this exhibition… This is a practice that accompanies him daily, arising from experimentation and repetition in graphic recording exercises, carried out in an almost compulsive way, which gives rise to a series of visual compositions that reveal a language, created by Marco, in which calligraphic and melodic gestures intersect.”

Gallery hours*:
Wednesday to Saturday, 15h-19h.
Show up until August 29th.
*Masks are mandatory, hats are optional.

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s Marco, his hat, and a piano.
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1YoDO-Yy54&feature=emb_logo[/embed]

to July 31st | GUIDED MUSEUM VISITS | Terapêuticas Bordalianas | Campo Grande | FREE
Jul 8 @ 15:00 – 15:30
to July 31st | GUIDED MUSEUM VISITS | Terapêuticas Bordalianas | Campo Grande | FREE @ Museu Bordalo Pinheiro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro is a household name in Portugal. He was a man of many talents and, even though he died 115 years ago, his work and influence on the country remain ever-present. One example of said influence is Zé Povinho, the vaguely familiar fat little dude on the left.

This summer, the museum bearing Bordalo’s name wants to help you fight those pandemic blues, free of charge, with what they’re calling Terapêuticas Bordalianas.

Here’s what they say:
“The Therapeutic Bordalianas are free half-hour-long visits to the Museum Bordalo Pinheiro designed to introduce visitors to the Bordaliano world.
We choose one piece or theme per day, between Tuesday and Friday, always at 15h, and then we invite the visitor to explore the Museum freely.

Themes and pieces:
Tuesdays – Arab perfumer and the tile
Wednesdays – Manueline carving and popular culture
Thursdays – Mesa-Posta plate and naturalism
Fridays – Zé Povinho: identity and politics

But attention!
It can manifest the following side effects: irony, sense of humor, sarcasm, freedom of thought, social and political criticism.
If symptoms persist, contact us, we have more activities for you!”

FREE with prior registration.

Registration (and more info) via [email protected].

*Limited to five people per tour.

Jul
9
Thu
2020
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
Jul 9 all-day
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)

Music is life.
Everybody knows that.
But whenever the proverbial sh.t hits the proverbial fan, it seems that toilet paper becomes life. So musicians get hit pretty hard. And the fans get hit too…

If you are a fan of music and have enough toilet paper, “online music magazine curated by musicholics” Where The Music Meets has a nifty alternative for going to a live gig. They call it At Your Home, and here’s what they say:

“Due to this situation, many musicians and music promoters are struggling to make their living. The amount of canceled shows and festivals drains life from the music industry but also from live music consumers.

Where the Music Meets launches At Your Home platform in an attempt to give some love back to the musicians and at the same time helping to fight the cause. Every day we will broadcast live music shows recorded directly from musicians houses. No matter the technology. No matter the production. No matter the genre. No matter the projection of each act. We are all in this together.

Donations will be accepted during the shows and directed to the artists themselves. Also, a portion of those donations will be given to Project Open Air, to help in the matter of working on medical devices battling the COVID-19 virus (such as open-source ventilators), in orfer to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide.

Shows will happen every day until we get out of this situation.”

FREE.

Line-up and more info here.

to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€
Jul 9 all-day
to Jul 11 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2020 | Oeiras | 69-189€ @ PASSEIO MARÍTIMO DE ALGÉS | Lisboa | Portugal

Billie Eilish.
Kendrick Lamar.
Faith No More.
Taylor Swift.
The Strokes.
(that already is the definition of an eclectic line-up…).
Also, The Lumineers.
alt-J.
Two Door Cinema Club.
Cage the Elephant.
Jorja Smith.
Caribou.
And many more…

Provided you and most of the people above are alive and well after this whole pandemic thing, NOS Alive hits Lisbon this summer for its 13th edition.
Basically, expect four days of crazy anti-social-distancing fun.

69€ gets you a day-pass, whereas 189€ gets you access to all four days.

Learn all the deets and get your tix here.

Here’s what last year looked like.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fuS2g22dSM[/embed]

to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won’t Move | Intendente | FREE
Jul 9 all-day
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE @ VERÃO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gabriel Barbi is a Brazilian painter who has lived in Lisbon for the last 13 years. The VERÃO gallery is proud to present his newest show, Sun that won’t move, all summer long. The opening on Sunday, June 21, from 16h to 20h30. The show is up until September 12th and can be seen via appointment through [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.
(mandatory use of mask).

MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 9 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to Jan 3 | INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBIT | Meet Vincent Van Gogh | Belém | 9-15€
Jul 9 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jan 3 | INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBIT | Meet Vincent Van Gogh | Belém | 9-15€ @ Terrreiro das Missas | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

If you’ve been around Lisbon this year, you may have seen those big yellow triangular things with Vincent Van Gogh’s face on them all over town. If you ventured outside during the lockdown, you may even have seen one or two of these being used as unofficial housing for the homeless, which Vincent would have likely liked. Those things are advertisements for Meet Vincent Van Gogh, and the show seems to have survived the ‘rona.
Here’s what the organizers say:
“The world-famous Van Gogh Museum invites you to step into Vincent van Gogh’s world and get closer to the brilliant artist than ever before. From the Netherlands to Paris, let Vincent guide you on a magical and multisensory journey through the most important moments of his extraordinary life. Immerse yourself in the Van Gogh Museum’s official experience, on display for a limited time only in the cultural heart of Lisbon.

*Tickets that were purchased for the dates between March 13 and May 31 are still valid until November 30, without the need to previously exchange them.”

Tickets and more info here.

ENTRY: 9-15€ (with discounted packages available).

Here’s a glimpse.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJMCwmjQgG0&feature=emb_logo[/embed]

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 9 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 9 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

to July 31 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | Leap of Faith | Estrela | FREE
Jul 9 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to July 31 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | Leap of Faith | Estrela | FREE @ NO·NO contemporary art gallery | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Coronavirus has not been good to the world at large, and that especially includes the art world. That’s just the sad truth. But, as Nietzsche once pointed out, we have art in order to not die of the truth. And while full-blown art exhibits are still a major no-no here in Lisbon because people might actually die of art, certain survivor locals of the artistic variety, in a leap of faith, are starting to emerge from the wreckage.

Here’s what new gallery space NO-NO (formerly ACERVO), organizers of Leap of Faith, tell us:
“This past February 14th was the last day of activity of ACERVO in its original facilities. It is with great pleasure that we announce a new date for the opening of NO·NO in our new space at Rua de Santo António à Estrela 39A.
We will launch this new cycle with the group show LEAP OF FAITH (curated by Miguel Mesquita), with works by Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Ana Rebordão, Carlos Arteiro, Carlos Mensil, Catarina Real, Diogo Bolota, Filipe Cortez, Gema Rupérez, Januário Jano, Magda Delgado, Mariana Caló + Francisco Queimadela, Pedro Pascoinho, and Pablo Barreiro.

Last-minute details for the opening will be on our new website, which we will also launch on the 25th.

*In accordance with the recommendations of the DGS (General Health Direction) for the gradual resumption of activity in cultural spaces, the gallery has defined an internal manual of procedures and a small set of safety rules that we ask you to observe for the good of all:
· mandatory use of face mask inside the gallery;
· hand disinfection at the entrance with disinfectant gel provided by the gallery;
· for security reasons it will not be possible to use the gallery’s bathroom ;
· the number of people inside the gallery will be limited to 4, gallery staff included.

**In order to ensure this last point while avoiding uncomfortable situations in which we cannot receive someone, visits to the gallery will depend on prior booking. Until the current state of exception is lifted, the gallery will operate at the following work hours :
May 25 : 11 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 7 pm
(by appointment by mail to [email protected] until May 24)
May 26 – July 31: Tue – Fri : 2 – 7 pm / Sat : 2 – 5 pm
(also by appointment. however, all you need is to contact us by phone up to 30 minutes in advance: +351 91 363 90 28)

It will not be the opening we had prepared, but it will not be less special. We look most forward to having you over!”

FREE ENTRY.

to Aug 29 | ART EXHIBIT | Parágrafo by Marco Franco | Bairro Alto | FREE
Jul 9 @ 15:00 – 19:00
to Aug 29 | ART EXHIBIT | Parágrafo by Marco Franco | Bairro Alto | FREE @ Galeria Zé dos Bois | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Marco Franco was born in Lisbon in 1972. He started his musical career in 1986, dabbling in rock, jazz, and percussion. In 2006 he formed the band Mikado Lab, with whom he released two albums. He’s also dabbled in dance, theater, cinema, and visual art. He is well known in Portugal. And he really likes his hat.

For the last five years, Marco has been transferring music back to paper, the result of which is roughly 100 enigmatic works on paper. This summer, corona-surviving art gallery ZDB presents said works in Parágrafo (“Paragraph”), Marco’s first solo art exhibit.

Here’s how ZDB describes it:
“Best known for his vast musical career… Marco Franco has been revealing another side of his artistic production, which crystallizes in this exhibition… This is a practice that accompanies him daily, arising from experimentation and repetition in graphic recording exercises, carried out in an almost compulsive way, which gives rise to a series of visual compositions that reveal a language, created by Marco, in which calligraphic and melodic gestures intersect.”

Gallery hours*:
Wednesday to Saturday, 15h-19h.
Show up until August 29th.
*Masks are mandatory, hats are optional.

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s Marco, his hat, and a piano.
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to July 31st | GUIDED MUSEUM VISITS | Terapêuticas Bordalianas | Campo Grande | FREE
Jul 9 @ 15:00 – 15:30
to July 31st | GUIDED MUSEUM VISITS | Terapêuticas Bordalianas | Campo Grande | FREE @ Museu Bordalo Pinheiro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro is a household name in Portugal. He was a man of many talents and, even though he died 115 years ago, his work and influence on the country remain ever-present. One example of said influence is Zé Povinho, the vaguely familiar fat little dude on the left.

This summer, the museum bearing Bordalo’s name wants to help you fight those pandemic blues, free of charge, with what they’re calling Terapêuticas Bordalianas.

Here’s what they say:
“The Therapeutic Bordalianas are free half-hour-long visits to the Museum Bordalo Pinheiro designed to introduce visitors to the Bordaliano world.
We choose one piece or theme per day, between Tuesday and Friday, always at 15h, and then we invite the visitor to explore the Museum freely.

Themes and pieces:
Tuesdays – Arab perfumer and the tile
Wednesdays – Manueline carving and popular culture
Thursdays – Mesa-Posta plate and naturalism
Fridays – Zé Povinho: identity and politics

But attention!
It can manifest the following side effects: irony, sense of humor, sarcasm, freedom of thought, social and political criticism.
If symptoms persist, contact us, we have more activities for you!”

FREE with prior registration.

Registration (and more info) via [email protected].

*Limited to five people per tour.

to Aug 8 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Sound Studies: The Final Report | São Bento | FREE
Jul 9 @ 16:00 – 20:00
to Aug 8 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Sound Studies: The Final Report | São Bento | FREE @ Zaratan | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

‘Sound Studies: The Final Report’ is a two-month, two-part multimedia show that brings together 15 art students and is described by its organizers as a “bipartite multimedia event in the context of the fifth edition of the Post-Graduation in Sound Art at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon.” The organizers add that it “intends to publicly expose various artistic explorations that use sound as material to be problematized, debating on its physical, material, conceptual, and ontological properties – interconnecting it with multiple dimensions, some artistic, others cultural, social, and political.”
Sounds pretty sound to us.

It’s hosted by the Zaratan art gallery.

PART 1:
Hugo Januário, Rafael Ayres, Adriana João, Luísa dos Anjos, Vicente Mateus, Beatriz Chagas, Mariana Barros
DATES: 11.06 – 05.07.
OPENING: June 11 at 19:00.
GUIDED TOUR: June 20 at 18:00.

PART 2:
Fallon Mayanja, Diogo Melo, Afonso de Matos Bertrand, Francisca Aires Mateus, Violeta Azevedo, Inês Cabral, Chiara Mirta Buono, Francisco Couto
OPEN: 09.07 – 08.08
OPENING: July 9 at 19:00
GUIDED TOUR: July 18 at 18:00.

HOURS: Thursday-Sunday, 16:00-20:00.

FREE ENTRY*.

* In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of a sanitary mask is mandatory to visit the exhibition, and entry is subject to maximum capacity, in compliance with hygiene and safety rules.

Jul
10
Fri
2020
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
Jul 10 all-day
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)

Music is life.
Everybody knows that.
But whenever the proverbial sh.t hits the proverbial fan, it seems that toilet paper becomes life. So musicians get hit pretty hard. And the fans get hit too…

If you are a fan of music and have enough toilet paper, “online music magazine curated by musicholics” Where The Music Meets has a nifty alternative for going to a live gig. They call it At Your Home, and here’s what they say:

“Due to this situation, many musicians and music promoters are struggling to make their living. The amount of canceled shows and festivals drains life from the music industry but also from live music consumers.

Where the Music Meets launches At Your Home platform in an attempt to give some love back to the musicians and at the same time helping to fight the cause. Every day we will broadcast live music shows recorded directly from musicians houses. No matter the technology. No matter the production. No matter the genre. No matter the projection of each act. We are all in this together.

Donations will be accepted during the shows and directed to the artists themselves. Also, a portion of those donations will be given to Project Open Air, to help in the matter of working on medical devices battling the COVID-19 virus (such as open-source ventilators), in orfer to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide.

Shows will happen every day until we get out of this situation.”

FREE.

Line-up and more info here.

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